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7/16/15-Sugarhill Gang death

Joseph Robinson was a pioneer of hip-hop and owner of Sugarhill Gang Records. Robinson's father was boxing champ Joe Robinson and his mother was singer Sylvia Robinson ("Love is Strange," "Shame Shame Shame"). Joe died in 2000, Sylvia in 2011. Sylvia also co-wrote the Sugarhill Gang rap classic 'Rappers Delight'. Sugarhill Records Executive, Joseph Robinson, Jr., most affectionately known to most as Joey, succumbed to cancer yesterday afternoon at his […]

todayJuly 16, 2015


11/13/14-Sugarhill Gang death

A member of the Sugarhill Gang, whose pioneering hit "Rapper's Delight" brought hip hop to mainstream audiences 35 years ago, died Tuesday of complications from cancer. "Big Bank Hank," whose real name was Henry Jackson, died early Tuesday in Englewood, New Jersey, according to David Mallie, who manages the two surviving Sugarhill Gang members. The New York native was 57. A beefy, boisterous presence onstage, Hank handled vocals in the […]

todayNovember 13, 2014